Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabrio (A217) Returns to Testing

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet (A217) 6 photos
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While some people might think that the S-Class Coupe (C217) is a rather tough act to follow when it comes to gorgeous Mercedes-Benz S-Class variants, the upcoming S-Class Cabriolet (A217) will most definitely try to prove them wrong.
Officially confirmed by Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development as early as last Fall, the S-Class Cabrio is set to be unveiled sometime in 2015, with our bet being at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Styling-wise, the model is expected to have the same design as its Coupe brother, with the only major exception naturally being the fact that it will feature a retractable top.

Speaking of which, the roof is expected to be similar to that from the E-Class Cabrio instead of the retractable hardtops from the SLK or SL, as a hardtop would steal too much space from the luggage compartment.

Looking at the E-Class Cabrio or the SLS AMG Roadster soft-tops, we are assured that the S-Class Cabrio roof will also be one of the best in the business, with the interior sound and temperature interference to be almost identical to the one in a coupe.

Just like the S-Class Coupe, the large luxury convertible will only receive V8 and V12 engines, with the S 500 Cabrio to be the “entry level” model, while the S 65 AMG Cabrio to be reserved for those who want something truly special. Pricing should obviously be a little higher than on the Coupe variant. Expect more details about the model after it loses more camo, something which in the adjacent photos doesn't appear to have happened compared to last time.
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